Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by my Longaberger home businessn and Quince & Co.

Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by Quince & Co. and Knitcircus Yarns

Friday, September 27, 2013

Episode 146 Knitting Faster by Sprinting

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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business and Quince & Co.
Quince & Co has introduced 8 new colors into their American sourced wool line.  Chickadee, a springy sport weight, is the first base for the new colors.  Poppy, Slate, Wasabi, Came, Malbec, Sedum, Fjord, and Belize.  The colors will be phased into Quince’s other wool yarns: Finch, Lark, Osprey, and Puffin.  Find Chickadee and the other Quince fibers at

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Bronwyn and Sarah are visiting for this episode which will include Prize Drawing, Events, Fall Nature Notes, Needle Notes, The Blethering Room, and a few outtakes.

Drawing for Topsy-Turvy Inside Out Knit Toys by Susan B Anderson
Artisan Books 2013  $17.95
Thanks to Artisan Books for including me in the blog tour and drawing.

Winner of FREE copy  out of 135 entries is #82 KathNits who is Kathleen from Michigan.  Kathleen wrote
I love your idea of sending one a month to a special child. They’re marvelous designs!

Kathleen, please contact me by email or on Ravelry with your mailing address so Artisan books can send out your free copy of Topsy Turvy.

Some spots have opened up in both retreats!

Maine Retreat November 10-14, 2013  includes field trip to local knit shops including Knit Wit, flagship store for Quince & Co.  $420 all inclusive.

Cornerstone Inn Fall Retreat September 23-26, 2013
Includes some surprises and an afternoon of knitting on Paula’s porch.

We talk a little bit about our retreat philosophy. We thank Jackie of the KIPing it Real Podcast for all the wonderful friendships we formed in the two years we attended Camp KIP.

Nature Notes

Fall is here in Central Illinois. Leaves are starting to turn on some trees. Hummingbirds are still at the feeders and migrating through.  There are loads of Painted Lady butterflies on the zinnias out front.  Pumpkins abound at farm stands.  Temperatures are in the 50’s at night and 70’s in the daytime.  We all love fall.  Who doesn’t?

Sarah read a passage from Hal Borland.

Needle Notes

Bronwyn: commission knitting scarf in locally raised alpaca

Sarah: slogging away on Leap of Faith Cardigan by Nicole Montgomery

Sarah asks how she can learn to knit faster.  Bronwyn reveals her sprint method.  Paula likes the sprinting idea and thinks it is often a matter of experience.

Paula: Point of View Vest in Sparrow (organic linen) Little Fern colorway by Quince & Co
Paula’s project notes on Point of View Vest

Blethering Room

Pinterest now has boards that you can share.  Pinterest also has private boards now. You can follow me on Pinterest as Paula Fuessle.

High Note/Low Note  (no low notes this week)

High Note Paula and Sarah: Pumpkins and Farm Stands

High Note Bronwyn: Fall

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte by Farmgirl Gourmet.  Also pinned on my Pinterest Board Fall Recipes.  Sorry for a little bit of slurping.

Haste ye back!

1 comment:

Karen said...

Hi! Enjoyed listening to your podcast last night. You all sounded like you were having a ton of fun. About the whole knitting faster thing: I finally learned to knit at a respectable speed when I had a "dreaded boyfriend sweater" to finish for a holiday deadline. It was plain stockinette, and I spend my college Christmas vacation racing through it. i can point to that project as the time I finally got to where I could knit fast enough that it was gratifying in terms of generating fabric (Of course the relationship foundered - as relationships subjected to a sweater often do). I don't consider myself to be a truly fast knitter. I think that continental style knitters tend to be among the fastest. I seem to recall that the record holding speedy knitters are those who use long straight needles with one of the needles secured to a knitting belt or under the knitter's arm.

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